Bat Masterson - The Fighter
Bat Masterson was an American Western television series which showed a fictionalized account of the life of Bat Masterson. The title character was played by Gene Barry and the half-hour black and white show ran on NBC from 1958 to 1961. It was produced by Ziv Television Productions, the company responsible for such hit series as Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol.
Run time 25:59Producer Ziv Television ProductionsAudio/Visual sound, color
The show took a tongue-in-cheek outlook, with Barry's Masterson dressed in expensive Eastern clothing and preferring to use his cane rather than a gun to get himself out of trouble, hence the nickname "Bat." Masterson was also portrayed as a ladies' man who traveled the West looking for women and adventure. A black derby, fancy vest, black jacket and elegant cane were his trademarks.
Season 1, Episode 5
Bat wins the contract of a talented young fighter from his unscrupulous manager, then trains the boxer for one honest fight, betting all his poker winnings on the result. The boxer's former manager isn't interested in a fair fight and plans to ensure the young man loses.
July 5, 2014
Gene Barry Great As "Bat Masterson"
This 55 year old series continues to hold up in plot and acting. Marie Windsor joins Gene Barry in this entertaining episode. The audio and visual were good.